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Author Name: Julia Donaldson

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    Join Nell the Detective and help solve the mystery of the missing books in The Detective Dog.

    There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell.
    She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell.
    Peter’s dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it’s finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school’s books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There’s only one dog for the job… and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit!
    Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie, The Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog.

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    Eleven brilliant books in one! A glorious, playful celebration of the joy of books and reading, in this classic board book format with a fresh cover design.

    Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog… From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there’s something for everyone in Charlie’s amazing book of adventure!
    Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book is both entertaining and original – a sure-fire winner from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.
    This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans!
    Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are:
    The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and A Squash and a Squeeze.

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    There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell.
    She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell.
    Peter’s dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it’s finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school’s books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There’s only one dog for the job… and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit!
    Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie, The Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog.

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  • The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition

    Celebrate twenty years of the modern classic The Gruffalo with this special anniversary edition of the story, featuring a wrap-around play scene and press-out characters for an interactive reading experience, plus additional book content.

    A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.
    A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

    Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo!

    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon around the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children over the past 20 years, and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo!

    Celebrate twenty years of the classic story with The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition, featuring a wrap-around play scene and press-out characters for an interactive reading experience, plus additional book content.

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  • The What the Ladybird Heard Next Play

    Turn the bestselling picture book, What the Ladybird Heard Next, into a play and bring the farmyard to life!

    The little ladybird is back, and now What the Ladybird Heard Next, bestselling picture book from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, has been adapted by author Julia Donaldson into a fun and accessible play script that children will love performing at school or at home.

    The What the Ladybird Heard Next Play has been designed with rehearsals and performance in mind, with a clear layout and colour-coding for each character, perfect for helping children to follow their lines and join the cast!

    The book also contains a hints and tips section, which includes helpful advice on staging the play and ideas for props. There are also ideas for themed What the Ladybird Heard Next activities, like making ladybird biscuits for your audience, and making a swarm of finger-puppet bees.

    With Lydia Monks’ bright and distinctive illustrations and Julia Donaldson’s hilarious and witty rhyming play script, this wonderful, dramatic way to share the classic story is sure to delight teachers, parents and children everywhere.

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  • The Gruffalo's Child 15th Anniversary Edition

    Celebrate fifteen years of the modern classic The Gruffalo’s Child with this special anniversary edition, featuring press-out characters and a wrap-around play scene to act out the story, plus additional book content, including material from author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler.

    This special 15th anniversary edition of The Gruffalo’s Child is a must-have for all Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans. The Gruffalo’s Child 15th Anniversary Edition features a wrap-around snowy wood play scene and press-out characters for an interactive reading experience, plus additional book content including The Gruffalo’s Child Song, a Gruffalo’s Child quiz, activities and tips for putting on a Gruffalo’s Child show!

    “The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should
    Ever set foot in the deep dark wood.”

    But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child disobeys her father’s warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist . . . does he?

    The Gruffalo’s Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson’s trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler’s brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo’s Child has followed firmly in her father’s footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again . . . and again!

    Celebrate fifteen years of the classic story with The Gruffalo’s Child 15th Anniversary Edition, featuring the original story and a selection of press-out characters for a truly interactive storytelling experience.

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    A humorous seaside story told in rhythmic verse with a redesigned cover and glitter on every page.

    When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone – especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates.

    Sharing a Shell is a charming underwater tale of friendship and fun from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhythmic verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this is a firm favourite with children and parents alike.

    Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

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    Poor little monkey! He’s lost his mum. Luckily butterfly is nearby to help him find her… Now in this classic board book format with a fresh cover design!

    “I’ve lost my mum!”
    It’s not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mummy. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don’t seem to be having much luck as the well-meaning butterfly misunderstands monkey’s descriptions and leads him to all sorts of unsuitable animals! But eventually, they find… Dad! It’s just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she’s waiting with a well-deserved cuddle.
    Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.
    This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans!
    Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are:
    The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

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  • The Gruffalo (Hindi)

    A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

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  • When a little old lady can’t stand her tiny house any longer, a wise old man gives her some strange advice… And soon her house is feeling smaller than ever, with a hen, a goat, a pig, and even a cow trampling all over her kitchen! But the wise old man has one piece of advice still to give and may yet be able to solve the little old lady’s problems.

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  • How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind.

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  • Monkey Puzzle (Hindi)

    Where is Monkey’s mummy? It’s not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. Kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don’t seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . . . Dad! It’s just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she’s waiting with a well-deserved cuddle.

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  • Whoosh! Went the Witch: A Room on the Broom Book

    Press the noisy button and WHOOSH through the sky with the witch in this fun pre-school sound board book!

    Who’s that flying over the treetops?
    Whoosh!
    It’s the witch and her cat and a very tall hat.

    Fly through the sky with the witch and her friends and bring the story to life with a specially-designed ‘whoosh’ sound.

    Whoosh! Went the Witch is a fun and interactive introduction to one of the UK’s favourite story books, Room on the Broom from the superb partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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    Join in the fun and help little Monkey find his mum with this special twentieth anniversary edition of the bestselling classic Monkey Puzzle, featuring the much-loved original story plus additional bonus content.

    Where is Monkey’s mummy? It’s not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. Kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don’t seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . . . Dad! It’s just as well that he knows exactly where Mum is, and she’s waiting with a well-deserved cuddle.

    Monkey Puzzle 20th Anniversary Edition features the classic story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, as well as extra-special never-before-seen content to celebrate the anniversary year.

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    The ladybird and her farm animal friends have a clever crime-busting plan in this fantastic farmyard story, the second in the What the Ladybird Heard series, with an audio CD of the story read by Alexander Armstrong.

    Once upon a farm lived a ladybird,
    And these are the things that she saw and heard…

    Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they’re heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble. They’ve been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, but now they’re setting their sights higher and are planning to steal the fat red hen herself! Fortunately the quiet, clever ladybird is on their trail, and she and her farm animal friends have a plan of their own.

    Join the cow, the goose, the horse, the sheep, the cat, and everyone’s favourite ladybird in this fantastically funny farmyard caper from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With slapstick action, animal noises and a mysterious Snuggly Snerd bird, What the Ladybird Heard Next is a story you’ll be reading over and over again.

    This paperback and CD edition comes with a lively reading of the story by Alexander Armstrong.

    Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

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  • The Ugly Five (Hb)

    Who’s that singing on the savannah? It’s the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness – and delighting their babies, who think they’re perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s brand-new picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life.

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  • The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes

    A magical adventure about a girl, a bear and some very special shoes from the bestselling creators of What the Ladybird Heard and Sugarlump and the Unicorn.

    When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound Click-click! Click-click! A bear with a backpack is following her! Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary these are magic shoes. But can they help her escape the bear when there’s a mountain, a bog and even a lake in her way?

    The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes is an exciting adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. Full of action and imagination, and with a delightfully unexpected ending, this gorgeously glittery book is one to enjoy over and over again.

    Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

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  • The Cook and the King

    The hungry king needs a new cook, but will he ever find someone who can make his favourite dish?
    There once was a very hungry king
    Who needed a cook like anything . . .

    . . . but the king is very fussy; he tries all the cooks in the kingdom, but no one is good enough. Then he spots Wobbly Bob. Maybe Bob can whip up his favourite dinner? But how will Bob be able to cook for the king when he’s scared of . . . well, everything?!

    Discover how the hungry king helps Wobbly Bob face his fears on a cooking adventure across the land and sea.

    The Cook and the King is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning picture book duo Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip. With fun rhyming verse and richly detailed illustrations, this is sure to become a firm favourite with children and adults alike.

    Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flumflum Tree and The Flying Bath.

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  • A Squash and a Squeeze

    What do you do when your house is a squash and a squeeze? Make it feel even smaller!

    ”Wise old man, won’t you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze.”

    A little old lady lives all by herself in her house but she’s not happy – it’s just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she’ll be amazed at how big her house feels!

    The brilliantly funny A Squash and a Squeeze was the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This edition features the classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans – big and small!

    Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book.

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  • Julia Donaldson And Axel Scheffler Treasury Bind Up

    A Story Treasury is a Bind Up of the most famous books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The stories in this book include: Zog, Tiddler, Tabby McTat and The Highway Rat. Along with that, the book also includes activities like Join the Dots, Spot the Difference and many such.

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